Fibre Arts Festival 2014

Our 4th Fibre Arts Festival was a great success with more people attending than any previous year.
Our visitors thoroughly enjoyed the demonstrations, and the opportunity to have some hands-on experience, such as making embellishment flowers, rug hooking, weaving, paper making and painting on silk.
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All of the beautiful and inspiring displays resulted in lots of positive feedback.
Of course it helps that all of our exhibitors and vendors are a personable bunch.  Many of our members helped out to make it an exceptional day. Many thanks to all!
Our 4th annual Fibre Arts Festival, took place in the lower level of the main branch of the Peterborough Public Library (Aylmer and Charlotte – see map here) on Saturday April 5th, from 10am to 3pm.


This year, demonstrations and displays were presented by local guilds and fibre artists, including basketry, bobbin lace, cording, crocheting, embroidery, felting, knitting, millinery, paper making, quilting, recycling sweaters, rug hooking, silk painting, spinning, tatting, twining, weaving and much more.

Our door prizes were made up of fibre and related items donated by the vendors/demonstrators in attendance.

1. Embroiderers Guild / Pridie Collection/ Aquilo Silk
2. Needles in the Hay/ Fullin’ Woolens/ Papermint Pattie/ Murray Lincoln – tatting and bobbin lace
3. Lanes End Farm/ Coral Door Studio/ Judith Hayes – mixed media artist/ Peterborough Spinners and Weavers Guild
4. Happenstance/ Indigo Dragonfly/ Hooked Goods
5. Sandi McNeil – baskets and cording/ P’tula Couture Chapeaux/ Stoddart Farm/ Angela Lee – tatting and bobbin lace

The winners of our door prizes were: Norma Whitmore, Peggy Moore, Sue Hubey, Stan Stewart and Marie Howran.


Fibre Arts Festival 2014 Needles in the Hay

Peterborough 2014 Fibre Arts Festival


Any local fibre arts group, guild or single artisan that wish to participate next year, please contact
Please provide a bit of background of yourself. Are you willing to demo?

Join us in beautiful Downtown Peterborough for a day spent in the exciting world of fibre arts, visiting and networking!

Read the Needles in the Hay blog for an account of a previous year’s festival!